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BJP, Apna Dal, Nishad Party to contest on 403 seats in UP polls: Nadda

“BJP, Apna Dal, and Nishad Party will jointly contest polls on 403 seats in the coming assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh,” Nadda said at a joint press conference attended by Apna Dal head Anupriya Patel and Nishad Party leader Sanjay Nishad.

Statesman News Service | New Delhi |

BJP national president Jagat Prakash Nadda on Wednesday announced the party’s decision to jointly contest the coming assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh in alliance with Apna Dal and Nishad Party.

“BJP, Apna Dal, and Nishad Party will jointly contest polls on 403 seats in the coming assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh,” Nadda said at a joint press conference attended by Apna Dal head Anupriya Patel and Nishad Party leader Sanjay Nishad.

“In the Lok Sabha polls too we all had contested together. We will be contesting the 2022 assembly polls with Apna Dal and Nishad Party. NDA will contest on 403 seats along with allies, it has been decided by the Party,” Nadda said.

The BJP president said a detailed discussion on seat sharing had been held over the last three to four days with Apna Dal and Nishad Party. “We have also discussed about seats and places from where candidates are likely to be fielded in the coming UP polls,” Nadda further said.

Nadda said details of the meeting on seat sharing will be announced soon.

Anupriya Patel said her party had been for long  a part of the NDA alliance since 2014, 2017 and 2019 elections. She said the alliance had won the trust and support of people of Uttar Pradesh.

She said this had enabled them to provide strong governments at the Centre and UP under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Yogi Adityanath respectively. This has facilitated rapid development of the country and the state with the help of double engine government.

“NDA with Apna Dal and Nishad Party in it has turned out to be a great cocktail of development and social justice,” Anupriya Patel said.